So my band wants to cover Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie. I didn't really want to choose this song...I wanted to do something a little more up to date - still obscure, but more current and noticeable to get the crowd going... So after explaining my case, we agreed that we would put our own spin on it though, as we usually do with covers. But then everyone just started learning the EXACT parts from the (live version) recording we all listened to, and of course, they want my bass playing to sound just like the bass on the recording. If you haven't heard it, it's basically light slapping/popping lines, but consistently through the entire song! Really amazing playing, by a pro on the recording, no doubt. The problem is: I don't really want to play it like this - my style is not like this, and my slapping skills are fairly weak, as we have no (original) songs with slapping, mainly driving rock lines. Mainly I think amateur slapping is pompous and showy, and that's just not the angle I'm coming from. I'm not underestimating myself, I think I'm a pretty good player, but I'm not going to go on-stage and fakie slap and ultimately I don't think the end result is going to be as awesome as David Bowie or even my band covering David Bowie. Any suggestions how to break it down to these guys that I don't think the song will work out because I'm not "good" enough???